A day at the Metro construction site in Saigon

Construction of the first line of the Ho Chi Minh City metro system connecting Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Amusement Park began on April 4, 2014

A panorama of the metro construction site at night

Construction of the first line of the Ho Chi Minh City metro system connecting Ben Thanh Market and Suoi Tien Amusement Park began on April 4, 2014.

The main contractor, a consortium of Japan’s Sumitomo and Vietnam’s Cienco 6, and the subordinate contractor Freysinet-Rizzani-De Eccher (FVR), in charge of constructing the elevated sections of the metro line, are rushing to finish the work.

A crew of both Vietnamese and foreign workers and engineers are working day and night at the intersection opposite the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

Below are a series of photos by Tran Cao Bao Long featuring one day at the site..

These photos were one of the entries to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper's year-long competition themed “Vietnam – Country – People" concluding in October last year.

It won the competition's third prize.

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A section of the girder is suspended mid-air by the launching gantry.

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Completed sections of the girder are picked up by the crane.

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Girder sections are being connected together.

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A flatbed truck carries a girder section to the construction site in time to allow smooth workflow.

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The construction crew consist of experienced Vietnamese and foreign workers and engineers.

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